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12:18 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Cordell Man for Murder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has indicted a former Cordell man with murder in the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office said Tuesday that the indictment charges 35-year-old Ronnie Dean Denny Jr. with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Melissa Flores.

Flores went missing on Jan. 27, 2007, in Washita County, and authorities say Flores and Denny lived together at the time.

Pruitt says Denny was arrested July 1 in Collin County, Texas, and authorities are seeking his extradition.

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12:12 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Robbers Quickly Hit Four Businesses Within Minutes

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Tulsa Police investigate a rash of robberies that hit stores just minutes apart. It began at a dollar general when a manager was opening the store and was shot at several times by an individual. Tulsa Officer Leland Ashley says three other incidents occurred very quickly at different Subway shops nearby.

"We believe potentially all of these robberies are related, just for the time distance from each other. It appears that this individual did have some type of pattern that they were going into while committing these robberies."

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9:15 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Water Line Break Leaves North Tulsans Thirsty

Crews work on waterline on North Harvard
KWGS News

An overnight water line break has causes big problems in north Tulsa. The line ruptured near Pine and North Harvard early this morning.

Water flooded the roadway and even got near some homes. Crews are working on the the problem, but water in the area could be off for some until tomorrow. Spokesman John Richardson says crews are trying to work around the broken line to restore water service to some, but those on the main 30-inch Harvard line will be without water until repairs are completed. The roadway between Pine and Easton was closed to motorists.

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7:07 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Strip Club in Amish Country Prompts Special Session Request

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state representative from Chouteau wants Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders to call a special legislative session to deal with a strip club that he says is rumored to be coming to Mayes County.

Rep. Ben Sherrer said Monday in a news release that he plans to submit a formal request to Fallin and the leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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6:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Body Found At Catoosa Recycling Plant

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a woman's body was found at a recycling center in Catoosa.

The OSBI said Monday that Catoosa police asked for assistance after the body was found in cardboard that had been left for recycling at the National Waste Disposal Facility.

The agency says the body is badly decomposed and had no identification. The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Tulsa for identification and to determine the cause and manner of death.

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6:54 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Oklahoma Governor settles on 'Okie' for new puppy

The first family with the first dogs
Credit Facebook

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the public's help, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and her husband have settled on "Okie" as the name for their new white Labrador retriever puppy.

Fallin announced the puppy's name on her Facebook page Monday after receiving more than 1,000 suggestions. Among the ideas offered on her page were names like Freedom, Reagan, Sooner and Cowboy. Several people suggested names connected to the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, like Lightning or Rumble.

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6:45 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Tuesday Morning's Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • A one-stop enrollment center is opened in the Tulsa Public School District.
  • A state trooper is arrested for on-duty DUI.
  • A new roadway is dedicated in Broken Arrow. It is expected to bring economic development.
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2:48 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

It Is HOT... Heat Advisory Issued

The Time and Temperature sign this afternoon at 2 p.m. at 13th and South Harvard
Credit KWGS News

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for the immediate Tulsa area. Below, you will find the text as sent by the Tulsa NWS office:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

* IN OKLAHOMA...WASHINGTON AND TULSA.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL REACH 100 DEGREES AND HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105.

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2:06 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

New Deputies for Tulsa County

New Deputies join Tulsa Sheriff's force.
Credit Tulsa County Sheriff

Tulsa County gets a bunch of new deputies. More than 40 new deputies are coming on board, and most of them have just completed a four week jail academy. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says that will relieve some of the mandatory overtime seen at the Moss Justice Center recently.

In addition, 12 new deputies are being sworn-in this afternoon and they will begin work in the field immediately.

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1:23 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

State Trooper Arrested for On Duty DUI

Highway Patrol Headquarters in Tulsa
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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol announced well in advance that it would crack down on DUI over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. One of those arrested was an on-duty State Trooper.

OHP Captain George Brown says Trooper Joshua Davies was arrested near Sallisaw after he crashed his 2009 Ford Expedition patrol vehicle. The SUV had minor damage.  He was pulling a boat with the patrol vehicle. The boat was a complete loss.          

Captain Brown says Trooper Davies was on duty at the time. He was arrested by fellow Highway Patrol Troopers and booked into the jail at Sallisaw.

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